9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route maker
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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki — 3 nights

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Helsinki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Levi.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Levi — 2 nights

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take a spin around town with Hidden Trails Lapland and then cast your line with Outdoors Yllas.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Levi road trip website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Levi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.
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Tampere — 1 night

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Levi to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.
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Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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Turku — 2 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Fri), trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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